FRIENDS OF MUCM
Numerous researchers, academics, advisors and interested parties have been involved in MUCM since it started in 2006 and many of these have continued to have a keen interest in the project's progress and work. We therefore felt it appropriate to identify and provide details of a selection of these MUCM Friends:
Professor of Health Economics, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
Ron was previously an Advisory Panel Member on the MUCM project.
Research Interests include all aspects of health economics; application of microeconomic theory to problems of evaluation, production and behaviour in a health context; using economic evaluative methodology to assist health care decision making; getting more health output from the clinical research base.
Hugo was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM project.
Associate Professor in Climate Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter
Mat was previously an Advisory Panel Member on the MUCM project.
Research interests include; Quantifying uncertainty in climate projections, Dynamics of the El Nino Southern Oscillation and Global and regional hydrological cycle changes
Dr Nicolas Durrande
Research Associate in the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield
Nicolas was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM project.
Research interests include kernel based methods for interpolation or approximation problems, either from the probabilistic or functional point of view.
Dr Tom Fricker
Associate Research Fellow at Exeter Climate Systems, University of Exeter
Tom was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM project.
Research interests include: emulation of computer models; evaluation of prediction systems; statistical modelling of crop yields.
Dr John Paul Gosling
Lecturer in the Department of Statistics, University of Leeds
John Paul was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM project.
Research interests are in the quantification of uncertainty whether it is due to natural randomness or to a lack of knowledge. Research focuses on two main areas: the elicitation of expert opinion and the design and analysis of computer experiments.
Dr Allan Seheult
Research Associate, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University
Allan was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM Project.
Research interests include: Robust analysis of variance, Bayesian leak detection, History matching, Spatial statistics and Pesticide registration.
Gemma was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM Project.
Dr Richard Wilkinson
Lecturer in Statistics, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
After completing his PhD on ABC methods with Simon Tavare (Cambridge), Richard worked on data assimilation methods on the MUCM project under the supervision of Jeremy Oakley (Sheffield) from 2007-2009. Richard is currently actively researching in several MUCM related areas, including approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) methods (calibration tools for fast stochastic simulators), quantification of uncertainty due to simulator error, and on diagnostic tools for detecting errors in models of dynamical systems.
Research includes the analysis of uncertainty in large scale physical systems, the climate system in particular, and Bayesian policy support using computer simulators.
Dr Noha Youssef
Teaching Fellow in Statistics, LSE (London School of Economics & Political Science)
Noha was previously a Research Associate on the MUCM Project. She will shortly be leaving LSE to start an assistant professor position at the American university in Cairo.